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MattSmith

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Associate

"I combine the skills I learned during my time in the US Navy and as a lawyer to achieve my clients' goals."

Overview

Biography

Matt advises clients on a wide range of complex commercial litigation matters, including business litigation, executive compensation agreements, and civil rights litigation. He has additional experience drafting company policies and procedures and advising corporate clients on them.

Bar Associations

  • North Carolina Bar Association
Experience

Representative Experience

  • Successfully obtained a motion for summary judgment dismissing a $60 million contract dispute.
  • Successfully appealed a matter where the plaintiff rejected a $2 million settlement, the jury awarded $1,000, and the trial court set aside the verdict with additur of $800,000.

Prior Experience

  • James, McElroy & Diehl, PA, Associate
  • Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham LLC, Associate
  • Hancock Estabrook LLP, Associate
  • US Navy, Petty Officer Second Class
Knowledge

Selected Media

  • Law360 Pulse, "Barclay Damon Adds Litigator in Rochester"

Featured Media

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COVID-19 Business Interruption Update: New York High Court Affirms in Favor of Insurer

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USFWS Introduces General Permit for Bald and Golden Eagle Incidental Take

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ORES Executive Director Issues First Denial of Section 94-C Permit Application Following Applicant's Partial Loss of Site Control

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New Details About OPWDD Spending in the New York State FY 2025 Executive Budget

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Second Circuit Reverses in Favor of Insured in $600,000 Fire Loss Case

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New York State Minimum Wage Increases Are Here: Are You Compliant?

We're Growing in DC!

We’re excited to announce Barclay Damon’s combination with Washington DC–based Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram. SLS’s 10 lawyers, three paralegals, and four administrative staff will join Barclay Damon while maintaining their current office in DC’s central business district. Our clients will benefit from SLS’s corporate, real estate, finance, and construction litigation experience and national energy-industry profile, and their clients from our full range of services.

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